The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Disney will ban selfie sticks at its theme parks from July the 1st. It is the latest company to ban the sticks. Universal Studios was one of the first companies. Many museums also ban them. Disney said the ban was because the sticks were dangerous for customers and workers. It said Disney gives a great experience for the entire family, but selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for guests and staff.



Selfie sticks have become very popular recently. People use them to take photos of themselves to put on social media sites. Even the president of the USA does it. However, many people are getting angry, especially at tourist attractions. One passenger used a selfie stick on a Disney rollercoaster and shut the ride down for nearly an hour. The PC World magazine has an answer: "Maybe you should…use the selfie sticks that we're all born with - your arms."

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Sources
  • http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/26/us-usa-florida-selfie-idUSKBN0P629720150626
  • http://www.pcworld.com/article/2941343/disney-gets-sick-of-selfie-sticks-bans-them-from-its-parks.html
  • http://time.com/3936560/selfie-stick-california-screamin-roller-coaster/s-at-all-theme-parks-10349739.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Disney will ban selfie sticks

a.

company to ban the sticks

2.

from

b.

also ban them

3.

It is the latest

c.

staff

4.

one of

d.

for customers

5.

Many museums

e.

at its theme parks

6.

the sticks were dangerous

f.

concern

7.

a growing safety

g.

the first companies

8.

guests and

h.

July the 1st



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Selfie sticks have become

a.

attractions

2.

People use them to take

b.

media sites

3.

social

c.

with - your arms

4.

Even the president of the USA

d.

very popular recently

5.

many people are getting

e.

nearly an hour

6.

tourist

f.

photos of themselves

7.

hut the ride down for

g.

does it

8.

use the selfie sticks that we're all born

h.

angry

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Disney will ban selfie sticks (1) ___________________ from July the 1st. It is (2) ___________________ to ban the sticks. Universal Studios (3) ___________________ first companies. Many museums (4) ___________________. Disney said the ban was because the sticks were dangerous for customers and workers. It said Disney gives (5) ___________________ for the entire family, but selfie sticks have become a growing safety (6) ___________________ and staff.

Selfie sticks have become (7) __________________. People use them to take photos of themselves to (8) ___________________ sites. Even the president of the USA does it. However, many people are getting angry, especially at (9) __________________. One passenger used a selfie stick on a Disney rollercoaster and (10) ___________________ down for nearly an hour. The PC World magazine (11) ___________________: "Maybe you should…use the selfie sticks that (12) ___________________ - your arms."





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

DisneywillbanselfiesticksatitsthemeparksfromJulythe1st.Itisthelate
stcompanytobanthesticks.UniversalStudioswasoneofthefirstcompa
nies.Manymuseumsalsobanthem.Disneysaidthebanwasbecausethe
sticksweredangerousforcustomersandworkers.ItsaidDisneygivesag
reatexperiencefortheentirefamily,butselfiestickshavebecomeagrow
ingsafetyconcernforguestsandstaff.Selfiestickshavebecomeverypo
pularrecently.Peopleusethemtotakephotosofthemselvestoputonsoc
ialmediasites.EventhepresidentoftheUSAdoesit.However,manypeo
plearegettingangry,especiallyattouristattractions.Onepassengerus
edaselfiestickonaDisneyrollercoasterandshuttheridedownfornearly
anhour.ThePCWorldmagazinehasananswer:"Maybeyoushould…use
theselfiesticksthatwe'reallbornwith-yourarms."

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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h)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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WRITING

Write about selfies for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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